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Tag: Omicron

Sputnik V Shows Strong Protection Against Omicron: Joint Italian-Russian Study
Sputnik V Shows Strong Protection Against Omicron: Joint Italian-Russian Study

Among the top quartile of individuals with high RBD-specific IgG antibodies, 100 per cent of those vaccinated with Sputnik V were able to neutralise Omicron variant in comparison to 83.3 per cent of individuals vaccinated with Pfizer. Among all samples, 74.2 per cent of Sputnik V-vaccinated sera were able to neutralise Omicron vs 56.9 per cent for Pfizer-vaccinated.

Deaths As Against Active Cases Significantly Lower In 3rd Covid Wave Than 2nd: Govt
Deaths As Against Active Cases Significantly Lower In 3rd Covid Wave Than 2nd: Govt

NITI Aayog member (Health) Dr V K Paul drew attention to the fact that there are still about 1 crore people (in the over 60 age group) who are yet to get their first dose and 25 per cent are yet to get a second dose.

Third Wave Surge: Odisha 8th High Burden Covid State In Country
Third Wave Surge: Odisha 8th High Burden Covid State In Country

As per the data today released by Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, with an active caseload of over 78k, Odisha has been listed as the eight-most active burdened state in the country.

‘Learn To Live With Covid’
Top Infectious Disease Expert Faheem Younus on Omicron Surge, Vaccination

Top Infectious Disease Expert Faheem Younus on Omicron Surge, Vaccination

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Omicron Causing Hospitalisations, Deaths Worldwide: WHO
Omicron Causing Hospitalisations, Deaths Worldwide: WHO

India on Wednesday reported 2,82,970 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, which is a rise of over 18 per cent from the previous day's count.

Long Covid Complications Affecting 1 In Every 3 Recovered Patients In Odisha: AIIMS Study
Long Covid Complications Affecting 1 In Every 3 Recovered Patients In Odisha: AIIMS Study

The prevalence of long Covid among patients with mild/moderate infection was 23.4% as compared to 62.5% in severe/critical cases. The most common long Covid symptom is fatigue (64.8%) followed by cough (32.4%), the study found.

How Will COVID End
How COVID19 Could Or Could Not End! Anthony Fauci On Pandemic

How COVID19 Could Or Could Not End! Anthony Fauci On Pandemic

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Fauci
Too Soon To Say Omicron Will End Pandemic: Fauci

While Omicron seems to cause less severe disease than other variants, Fauci said the sheer volume of cases could have a meaningful effect on collective immunity.

Odisha Logs 11177 New Covid-19 Cases; Khordha Tops Chart With 3424 New Cases
Odisha Logs 11177 New Covid-19 Cases; Khordha Tops Chart With 3424 New Cases

Khordha district reported highest 3424 cases of Covid-19 infections, followed by Sundargarh (2136), Cuttack (829), Sambalpur (379), Mayurbhanj (276) and Sonepur (238).

Self Medication To Treat Omicron Symptoms May Prove Dangerous, Cautions Health Expert
Self Medication To Treat Omicron Symptoms May Prove Dangerous, Cautions Health Expert

Pointing out some important facts about Omicron, health expert Jayant Panda said that the Covid-19 mutant strain remains in throat and does not infect chest, nor does it make a patient serious.

How Omicron Has Changed Covid's Symptoms
How Omicron Has Changed Covid's Symptoms

Other hallmarks of the virus such as a runny nose, fever and cough are still just as likely to be experienced by sufferers of the new variant.

Delhi At Peak?
Delhi At Peak Of OMICRON-Led Third Wave: Delhi Health Minister

Delhi At Peak Of OMICRON-Led Third Wave: Delhi Health Minister

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Omicron Less Severe Even For Unvaccinated, Claims S.African Study
Omicron Less Severe Even For Unvaccinated, Claims S.African Study

The study comes at a time when the Omicron variant is spreading like a wildfire across the globe, including India. South Africa has witnessed the fourth wave which is now flattening.

India Logs 2,68,833 Covid Cases, 402 Deaths In A Day; Omicron Tally Reaches 6,041
India Logs 2,68,833 Covid Cases, 402 Deaths In A Day; Omicron Tally Reaches 6,041

A total of 6,041 Omicron cases has been detected so far, an increase of 5.01 per cent since Friday, the data updated at 8 am showed.

COVID Vaccine
Vaccines Need To Be Updated To Combat Covid Variants: Experts

All major Covid 19 vaccines have been developed against the original strain of SARS CoV-2. While these have proved highly effective, they need to be reinvented to combat newer variants like Omicron which has the potential to escape vaccine immunity.

Covid-19 Hits Healthcare Services At Capital Hospital As Staff, Doctors Down With Infection
Covid-19 Hits Healthcare Services At Capital Hospital As Staff, Doctors Down With Infection

Owing to the third wave surge these days, the Capital Hospital has been struggling to maintain healthcare services up to the mark.

Monks Who Got Vaxxed!
Watch Teen Monks & Nuns Receive Covid-19 Jab

Watch Teen Monks & Nuns Receive Covid-19 Jab

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After Six-Week Surge, Africa's Omicron-Driven Fourth Pandemic Wave Flattens: WHO
After Six-Week Surge, Africa's Omicron-Driven Fourth Pandemic Wave Flattens: WHO

South Africa, where the Omicron variant was first reported, saw a 9 per cent fall in weekly infections.

COVID Losing Infectivity
Is airborne COVID19 losing infectivity & how fast is it losing

Is airborne COVID19 losing infectivity & how fast is it losing

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‘50K Deaths A Week’
COVID19 Is Taking 50,000 Lives A Week & It Is Not Acceptable: WHO

COVID19 Is Taking 50,000 Lives A Week & It Is Not Acceptable: WHO

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‘It’s Still Killing People’
OMICRON Is Still Killing People: WHO’s Maria Van Kerkhove

OMICRON Is Still Killing People: WHO’s Maria Van Kerkhove

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Third Wave Surge: Sri Jagannath Temple Servitors Above 60 Years Get Booster Dose
Third Wave Surge: Sri Jagannath Temple Servitors Above 60 Years Get Booster Dose

A Covid Care Centre has been set up at the Neelachal Bhakta Niwas where administration of precautionary doses to the servitors aged above 60 years started on Thursday.

AstraZeneca Vaccine As Third Dose Effective Against Omicron: Study
AstraZeneca Vaccine As Third Dose Effective Against Omicron: Study

AstraZeneca said this data adds to the growing body of evidence supporting Vaxzevria as a third dose booster, irrespective of the primary vaccination schedules tested.

Omicron Rapidly Replacing Delta In Almost All Countries: WHO
Omicron Rapidly Replacing Delta In Almost All Countries: WHO

At the same time, while the immunisations remain very effective at preventing severe disease and death, they do not fully prevent transmission.

‘My Lord’, ‘Your Lordship’, ‘Your Honour’ & ‘Hon’able’ Addresses In Orissa High Court Is History Now
Orissa High Court Shuts Down For 5 Days After Rise In Covid Cases

The Orissa High Court on Wednesday announced to shut down its operations for five days till January 17 in view of the surge in cases of COVID among court staff.

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